CDC Reports on Vaccine Administration Errors Involving Recombinant Zoster Vaccine

Posted on Jun 29, 2018 by Miranda Allen

Two vaccines for the prevention of herpes zoster (shingles) are licensed for use in the United States and recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). RZV and ZVL are...

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Rate of USP <797> & USP <800> Compliance

Posted on Jun 21, 2018 by Miranda Allen

A few months ago, Pharmacy Purchasing & Products released their 2018 State of Pharmacy Compounding.  The publication summarizes survey data from hospitals of various sizes and demographics across...

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Clinical and Economic Burden of Managing Refrigerated Medications in the Acute United States Healthcare Settings

Posted on Jun 14, 2018 by Miranda Allen

Last week, at the ASHP Summer Meeting, Crystal Woodward, Senior Manager of Medical Affairs, Becton Dickinson & Co (BD), presented a poster on the burden of managing refrigerated medication in US...

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Infographic: 6 Valuable Resources in the 2018 CDC Vaccine Storage & Handling Toolkit

Posted on Jun 08, 2018 by Miranda Allen

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a new version of the vaccine storage and handling toolkit this January. You can access it through the link at the end of this post. The new toolkit...

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BD, Helmer Scientific Collaborate to Introduce First Fully Integrated Refrigerated Automated Dispensing Solution

Posted on Jun 04, 2018 by Donna Holpuch

DENVER, June 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, and Helmer Scientific, a leading provider of integrated solutions...

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ISMP’s 2018-2019 Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices for Hospitals

Posted on Jun 01, 2018 by Miranda Allen

Hospitals are encouraged to further reduce specific medication safety issues that continue to cause fatal and harmful errors in patients. The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)...

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The ASHP Summer Meeting is Just Around the Corner

Posted on May 24, 2018 by Miranda Allen

The ASHP Summer Meeting is just around the corner. The meeting will be held in Denver, Colorado from June 2nd – June 6th and boast four specialized boutique meetings happening concurrently. It’s...

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5 Steps to a Stronger Vaccine Program

Posted on May 01, 2018 by Miranda Allen

Managing your vaccine program across multiple locations can prove to be a challenge. With inpatient and outpatient locations receiving, storing, and administering vaccines, ensuring they are...

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Upcoming Webinar: Case Study - How Hancock Physician's Network Enhanced & Standardized their Vaccine Program

Posted on Apr 19, 2018 by Miranda Allen

In 2016, Hancock Physician’s Network (HPN) set out to improve their vaccine program through the implementation of temperature monitoring and medical-grade refrigeration. The goal was to...

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The American Academy of Pediatrics Shares What’s New in the 2018 CDC Vaccine Storage & Handling Toolkit

Posted on Mar 30, 2018 by Miranda Allen

Earlier this year, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) introduced an updated Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit. The first toolkit was released after a United States Department of Health study...

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